Olentangy Schools: Residents invited to join virtual redistricting-information sessions

Jim Fischer
ThisWeek

Olentangy Schools will sponsor three virtual informational sessions Feb. 20 regarding redistricting school attendance boundaries for the 2021-22 school year.

Sessions will be held as follows: noon, options for elementary schools in the north​; 1 p.m., options for elementary schools in the south​; and 2 p.m., options for middle schools.

Olentangy Local School District administrative building

The sessions will be held via Microsoft Teams. Watch for a registration link on the district’s website: olentangy.k12.oh.us.

In advance of these interactive sessions, a prerecorded video will be emailed to all district families at 6 p.m. Feb. 18. The video, prepared by the redistricting committee, will walk through the three redistricting options for each of the three populations of students (elementary students in the north, elementary students in the south and middle school students), district spokeswoman Amanda Beeman said.

“A redistricting committee of Olentangy community members, with guidance from Cooperative Strategies educational planners, have prepared attendance-boundary options for three segments of the Olentangy population,” Krista Davis, the district’s chief communications officer, said. “The proposed plans will be presented to Olentangy families in a video walk-through, and the community will have an opportunity to ask questions during our virtual Q&A sessions before sharing their feedback in a survey.”

Olentangy will open a new elementary school in Berlin Township, the district’s 16th, in August. A bond issue approved by district voters in 2020 provides for the subsequent construction of a new middle school and a second new elementary.

The board plans to approve a redistricting plan March 26.

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